The size and experience of the Gibraltar cross country teams are not stopping them from competing this alternative spring season.
The teams are smaller than they have been in years past partly because of the timing of the season and the worries surrounding COVID-19. Both teams also boast just one senior among them in Molly McCormick on the girls' squad and only one other runner with high school cross country experience. The boys' team consists of freshman Logan Mitterman and no one else. Head coach Joy Manweiler Bastian says even though the numbers are down, she has found an upside.
The Vikings will race again against Green Bay East, Green Bay West, Kewaunee, and Sturgeon Bay on Tuesday afternoon. The first race begins at 4:30 p.m. in Kewaunee.
For the second week in a row, the Gibraltar Vikings football team simply could not get enough stops against a talented Sturgeon Bay offense, falling 50-34 in Institute on Friday night.
The Vikings opened up the game with a touchdown for the second consecutive week thanks to a 30 yard pass from Luke Steebs to Sam Lindenberg. The Clippers would respond with two straight touchdowns from Braeden Haines and Jack Schmelzer to make it 16-6. Steebs would find Lindenberge for a second time in the first quarter to narrow the gap.
The Vikings and the Clippers would trade scores in the second quarter with Schmelzer scoring from 37 yards out and Steebs punching in another score from three yards out. The Clippers would take advantage of a turnover later in the second quarter with Anthony JennerJohn scoring from three yards out.
The defenses took control for much of the third quarter before Jennerjohn was able to sneak in again from three yards to give the Clippers a commanding lead. The two teams would trade scores in the final stanza. Steebs scored a receiving touchdown on a trick play that saw him pitch to ball to Spencer Krause before he pitched it to Lindenberg. One offensive play later, Richard Carlson scored from 50 yards out, a feat he nearly matched at the end of the game from over 40 yards out. Steebs found Cooper Cole in the end zone the complete the scoring for the night for the Vikings.
The Vikings fall to 0-3 on the season and will host Chequamegon on Friday night at 5 p.m. at Sevastopol. 105.1 The GOAT will air the game beginning at 4:30 p.m. for the pregame followed by the kickoff at 5 p.m.
The Gibraltar Vikings will look for their first win on the gridiron on Friday night when they host the Sturgeon Bay Clippers.
The Vikings have come up empty in their two games this season against NEW Lutheran and Oakfield. In both games, head coach Mike Peck believes his team was not ready to compete out of the gate before rebounding later in play-from-behind mode. He says it was something they talked about in practice.
The Clippers come into the game fresh off a 32-6 win over a NEW Lutheran team that blew the Vikings out in the first week of the season. In the same light, the Vikings were able to clamp down on an Oakfield team that scored over 60 points on the Clippers. Peck says the Clippers' offense is not scared to throw or run the ball.
Tim Kowols will have the game on 105.1 The GOAT while also joining the broadcast on 103.3 The Clipper. The game will also be featured on NEWRadioSportsNetwork.com.
The Gibraltar/Sevastopol soccer team will head to Gresham on Thursday to square off against the Gresham/Bowler soccer team. The two teams played earlier this month. In Gresham/Bowler’s last full season, 2019, they went 10-10. In Gibraltar/Sevastopol’s last full season in 2019, they went 7-3-6. The game is scheduled to begin at 6:00 PM.
Logan Mittermann and Betsy Lecy led the Gibraltar Vikings in their respective races Tuesday afternoon in Green Bay.
Mittermann was the lone boys' runner, finishing the 5K course in 21:54. Lecy led all Vikings runners in the girls' race with a 24:23, which was good for second place overall. Neither enough team had enough runners to score points to win the races, which were both won by Kewaunee. Sturgeon Bay, Green Bay West, Green Bay East, and Providence Academy also participated.
The Gibraltar cross country team will run in its second meet of the alternative fall season on Tuesday when they race against five other teams at Green Bay's Colburn Park.
Gibraltar's small numbers do not qualify them as a scoring team, but they still ran well at last week's meet at Kewaunee. Betsy Lecy led the girls with a time of 26 minutes flat on the 5K course. Logan Mitterman was the only Vikings runner on the boys' side, covering the 5K course at Kewaunee's Bruemmer Park in 22:06.
The Vikings will also race against Sturgeon Bay, Kewaunee, Green Bay East, Green Bay West, and Providence Academy beginning at 4 p.m.
Gibraltar came up just short Saturday afternoon in Kewaskum as they fell to Oakfield 36-32.
Quarterback Luke Steebs opened the scoring up with a 10-yard scamper to the endzone to give the Vikings the early lead. The Oaks scored 16 unanswered points thanks to the legs of Hunter Sabel and Jack Fox before Steebs found the endzone again from four yards out. Grant Bass capped off the scoring in the first half with a one-yard touchdown to give the Oaks a 24-12 lead at the break.
The Oaks opened up the lead to 30-12 when Bass found wide receiver Mason Tapp for the 25-yard passing touchdown. The Vikings returned volley almost immediately with Sam Lindenberg finding a seam and galloping his way to the endzone from 60 yards out. Later in the quarter, the Oaks matched that run and then some when Fox broke several tackles on a 3rd and 5 and scored from 70 yards out. Steebs would account for two touchdowns in the fourth quarter with one through the air and another on the ground to get the score to 36-32. An onside kick attempt scooted out of bounds to end the threat and the game for the Vikings as they fall to 0-2 on the truncated spring season.
The Vikings are back in action on Friday night when they host Sturgeon Bay at Sevastopol. 103.3 The Clipper and 105.1 The GOAT will carry the action beginning at 6:30 p.m. with the pregame show followed by kickoff at 7 p.m.
The Gibraltar Vikings hope to hit the ground running on the football field Saturday afternoon when they play Oakfield in Kewaskum.
Aside from some voluntary practices, the Vikings had a week off from practice for spring break following its 52-22 loss to NEW Lutheran in its first game of the season last month. With their first full week practicing outdoors behind them this week, Gibraltar head football coach Mike Peck believes his team will be more prepared this week despite small numbers.
The Gibraltar Vikings will not be making a return trip to Oakfield this season, though the two teams will still meet on the gridiron for a Saturday matinee.
The game will be held at Kewaskum High School on Saturday at 1 p.m. Spectators may enter as early as 12:15 pm with all the usual COVID-19 protocols in place. The Oaks ran past the Vikings in their previous matchup in 2018 in Oakfield, which shares their field with the district's baseball diamond. Gibraltar head football coach Mike Peck is happy that will not be part of the equation on Saturday.
For those unable to make the trip to Kewaskum, the game will air live on 105.1 The GOAT and NEWRadioSportsNetwork.com beginning at 12:30 p.m. followed by kickoff at 1 p.m. A full game preview will be posted on Saturday while our interview with head coach Mike Peck is available now in the podcast section of NEWRadioSportsNetwork.com.
Gibraltar will tackle its first cross country course since the 2019 WIAA Sectional Meet in Manitowoc on Thursday when it travels to Kewaunee.
Both could potentially return the bulk of their 2019 rosters plus any freshman that may have joined this season. The boys' squad hopes to be able to field a full scoring squad this season after running much of the season with just four runners. Anthony Casanas, Nico Salm, Jack Hitzeman, and Emiliano Marvin all averaged sub-seven-minute miles on the sectional course with Casanas leading the way with a time of 18:06 on the 5K course.
The girls' team may have only lost Nina Sitte from last year's squad with Betsy Lecy, Maggie Moroney, Ana McNally, Klara Orrick, and Audrey Viste all possibly returning. Lecy was the top Vikings runner for much of the season, running a personal best 22:22 at the Brillion Invite.
Running against Kewaunee and Sturgeon Bay, the Vikings' first race of the season begins at 4:30 p.m.
Gibraltar/Sevastopol will play its first match of the season on Monday with a match against Gresham.
The Vikineers are coming off a 7-3-6 2019 campaign that saw them fall to Kohler 7-0 in the WIAA Regionals. A highlight of the season came on October 14th when they dealt Sturgeon Bay its first Packerland loss in years with a 1-0 decision. Gresham comes into its first game of the season last playing in the WIAA Regional Final when they lost to Columbus Catholic 3-2. They finished 10-10 last year.
The Gibraltar Vikings struggled to contain the run in its 52-22 loss against NEW Lutheran/Oneida Nation/Providence Academy Friday night in Institute.
The United Blazers squad used their strong running game to wear the Vikings down beginning with their opening drive when Marshal Bukowski galloped in for a 30-yard score. Ali Gbaja-Biamila scored from 18 yards up to put United up 14-0. The first Vikings touchdown went to Sam Lindenberg after Luke Steebs found him in the flat for a 13-yard score, The United's Alex Vansteele scored from eight yards out on a quarterback keeper before Steebs caught a Vandenberg pass for 47-yard touchdown catch to send the Vikings into halftime down 28-14.
The United would go on to score four more touchdowns in the second half, including a pair of Vansteele keepers. The only break in the streak was a one-handed touchdown grab from Luke Steebs towards the end of the third quarter.
The Vikings will have the week off before play at Oakfield on April 10th. NEWRadioSportsNetwork.com and 105.1 The GOAT will carry the game beginning at 12:30 p.m. with the pregame show followed by kickoff at 1 p.m.
In Thursday’s rubber match between Sevastopol High School and Gibraltar, the Vikings would fall in three sets. The Packerland opponents went back and forth in the first set but Sevastopol would eventually end on top, 25-22. Set two would be more of the same up until the game was at a 15-15 tie. The Pioneers would pull away for a 25-18 win. Sevastopol would control the Vikings in the third set, winning 25-13. In the losing effort, Agne Zukauskaite broke the all-time digs record with 935. She also collected 17 kills and 25 digs. Nida Zukauskaite tallied 7 kills and Zoe Armbruster had 12 assists and a pair of aces.
The Vikings have still won four of their last six, and are .500 this season. Their record is now 5-5.
The long wait is over for Gibraltar football fans as they play their first game since November 2019 Friday night against NEW Lutheran.
The Vikings last suited up against Newman Catholic in Level 2 Playoff action, which resulted in a 61-25 defeat. Otherwise, the team went 7-2 that season, including a 50-38 win over NEW Lutheran on September 21st. Practicing in the spring with only half the roster has made preparing for the season opener has been interesting for head coach Mike Peck.
The Blazers are a mystery heading into the game. The game against the Vikings was the last time they scored a point. They were shut out against Suring and Wausaukee before forfeiting their final two games. With it being the season opener and no scrimmages, there is also no film. It is still an opponent Peck respect a lot.
All Gibraltar home games this season will take place at Sevastopol. Tim Kowols and Bryan Mazur will have the call at 6:30 p.m. on 105.1 The GOAT and worldwide at NEWRadioSportsNetwork.com at 6:30 p.m. with the pregame show followed by kickoff at 7 p.m.
As the postseason becomes closer, the rivalry matchups get more intense. On Thursday at Sevastopol High School, the Gibraltar Vikings will take the court for a road match with Sevastopol. Both teams come into the game playing well as of late. Gibraltar had a cold start to the season with a 1-3 record. Since, they have won four of their next five. The Vikings will try and avenge their early season loss to the Pioneers and extend their record to 6-4. Sevastopol has won eight of their last nine since dropping their season opener to Green Bay Preble. The Pioneers come into the game with an 8-2 record.
The two teams met on March 13 and the Pioneers pulled off the win in five sets. The opening serve is set to take place at 7:15 PM.
Gibraltar would get the three-set sweep over Algoma on Tuesday. Two of the sets would be close as the Vikings took set one 25-22. In set two they were able to win more comfortably, 25-17. In the third set, the Wolves hung close but Gibraltar would take set three, 25-22.
Stars for the Vikings were Agne Zukauskaite and Sage Krause. Zukauskaite would have 15 kills, 17 digs, and a pair of aces. Sage Krause would also have a couple of aces, and 15 digs. Gibraltar is back over .500 with the win. They will travel to Sevastopol to take on the Pioneers on Thursday at 7:15 PM.
The Gibraltar Vikings Volleyball team winning streak comes to an end after losing in five sets to Packerland foe, Kewaunee High School. Gibraltar would climb back into the match after dropping the first two sets by scores of 26-24 and 25-15. Gibraltar would tie the match after 25-23 and 25-21 set wins. In the deciding match, Kewaunee rallied back for a 15-11 win.
Gibraltar received a 19 kill effort from Agne Zukauskaite. She’d also add 22 digs, a pair of aces and a block. Zoe Armbuster helped with 18 assists and 11 digs. Maggie Moroney worked for 16 digs and 16 assists. Gibraltar is now 4-4 this season. Kewaunee is also .500 at 2-2. The Vikings’ next contest is on Tuesday when they face an Algoma squad in search of their first win in the alternative season. Tuesday’s match is set to begin at 6:00 P.M. in Algoma.
Do not head to Fish Creek this season if you want to catch Gibraltar's home football games this spring.
Gibraltar athletic director Peggy Tanck told NEWRadioSportsNetwork.com that the Vikings will play all of their home games this alternative fall season at Sevastopol. The team's first home-away-from-home game will be March 26th against NEW Lutheran.
On Thursday the Gibraltar High School Vikings volleyball team will make the trek to face off against the Menominee Indian High School Eagles. Gibraltar started off the season shaky with a 1-3 record. A win against conference foe Southern Door may have turned the tide for this Vikings team. They have won the last two and will be looking to grab a second straight non-conference, and move to 4-3. The Eagles will be looking for their first win as they are 0-3 so far this season.
The opening serve for Thursday’s matchup between the Vikings and Eagles is scheduled for 7:15 P.M. in Keshena.
Gibraltar Volleyball has now been victors in their last two matchups, including a four-set win on Tuesday over the Oneida Nation Thunderhawks. Gibraltar took game one by a commanding 25-13 score. The next two games only got tighter as the Vikings took game two 25-20. It was the Thunderhawks taking the third game to stay alive, 25-23. Gibraltar would cap off another match victory this week with a win in the fourth set, 25-17. Maggie Moroney had a great night distributing the ball, with 25 assists and added 9 digs and an ace. Karlee Kita also served well with 4 aces and 7 kills. Agne Zukauskaite had a powerful night with 16 kills, 3 aces, and 20 digs.
Gibraltar, now 3-3, will hit the road Thursday to face Menominee Indian High School.
A Volleyball match between Gibraltar and Southern Door went back and forth, but it was Gibraltar running away with the fifth and final set. Gibraltar finished what they started over the Eagles, as they won handily 25-15. The second set put Southern Door on the board with a 25-22 win. Gibraltar had to get the extra point in set three, but did that for a 26-24 win. The Eagles took set four 25-18. In the fifth set, to decide the match, the Vikings rallied for the 15-8 win and the match win, which was their first in conference play. Agne Zukauskaite was all over with 28 kills, 3 aces, and 23 digs. Barret Chomeau had 10 kills and Sage Krause had 30 digs.
The Vikings snap a three-game losing skid. Gibraltar is now 2-3 on the season and the Eagles drop their first match and are 3-1. Gibraltar will host Oneida Nation on Tuesday at 7:00 P.M.
The Gibraltar Vikings have won a set this season in Packerland play, but are yet to win a match. The Vikings were on the wrong end of another contest on Thursday Night against Sturgeon Bay, losing in three sets. The scores of the sets were 25-19, 25-23, 25-16. Leading in stats for Gibraltar was Agne Zukauskaite with 12 kills, 4 aces, and 14 digs. Maggie Moroney also contributed 14 assists.
The Vikings, now 1-2 on the season, will get a chance to get their first conference victory on Saturday when they host Sevastopol. Saturday’s game is scheduled for 2:30 P.M. CST.
When Gibraltar hosts Sturgeon Bay on Thursday night for volleyball, both teams will be coming off of a loss. Sturgeon Bay has dropped their last two games, falling to both De Pere West and Green Bay Preble. Gibraltar lost a tight matchup with Kewaunee on Tuesday in four sets. As far as common opponents go, both teams handily beat Green Bay West in three sets. Both teams are .500 as the Vikings are 1-1 and the Clippers are 2-2.
The Vikings' last outing against Kewaunee did give them close game experience as all four sets were tight. The Vikings won a set 30-28 but lost the others by scores of 25-22, 25-21, and 25-20. The match is set for 7:00 P.M.
The game between Gibraltar and Kewaunee had all close sets, but the team to win three was Kewaunee. The Vikings won a set 30-28, but lost the others by scores of 25-22, 25-21, and 25-20. Leaders for Gibraltar include Agne Zukauskaite who had 18 kills and 29 digs, Sage Krause with 31 digs, Maggie Moroney with 20 assists, and Karlee Kita with 9 aces. The teams will get a rematch on March 22nd. Gibraltar, now 1-1, will make their way to Sturgeon Bay to face off with the Clippers on Thursday at 7:00 P.M.